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“Delicious meal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Magnolias

Magnolias
185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401-2126 (Downtown)
+1 843-577-7771
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Ranked #11 of 709 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $35
Cuisines: American, European, Contemporary, Continental
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: located between Cumberland & Queen Streets
Transit: Charleston CARTA to and from Visitors Center can be picked up 1/2 block from the restaurant on the quarter hour. There are also local cab companies and Charleston's famous Rickshaws that will transport guests to their hotels.
Santa Barbara, CA
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“Delicious meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We went here around 6:15pm on a Wednesday night (the place seemed pretty much full by the time we left, so glad we had reservations). Overall, great meal, great service, nice atmosphere.

We ordered the salt & pepper shrimp which were pretty tasty - nothing earth shattering, but very well cooked and lovely flavor. I ordered the duck breast which was wonderfully cooked. My partner ordered the catfish which was also lovely with a delicate texture. The brussels sprouts were delish!

Highly recommended and a good idea to reserve a table.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hartford, Connecticut
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“WOW”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Had dinner this week. I must say that I ate at several restaurants in charleston .
Magnolia's by far had the best Shrimp and Grits! Also, they're Fried Green Tomato appetizer was also fantastic. We will definitely return to Magnolia's!!!!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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“A GOOD CHOICE”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Would recommend as a fairly priced restaurant for the quality of food and service. No such a good price for a family but for a couple on a special occasion. Not your usual fare for even southern food but some interesting combinations. Overall quality is good.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Antonio, Texas
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“Charleston's Finest!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

The food, presentation and service are second to none. We had the catfish and the flounder and both were outstanding. The best iced tea in Charleston, as well. Florent extended warm hospitality and superb service to us. Love Magnolia's!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Seafood and Southern cooking!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Well know restaurant for traditional Southern dishes. Located down by the the water and close to shopping and galleries. The food was good, and the wait staff were very friendly. Nice crowd for a Wednesday night. A little on the pricey side.

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